Why am I seeing the pharmacist?
  • Your doctor or other health-care provider has referred you to the pharmacist at the West Durham Family Health Team (WDFHT)
  • The pharmacist will meet with you to ensure you understand how to take any medications prescribed.  They will also help you understand the benefits and risks of your medications.
  • An appointment with the pharmacist may be helpful if you recently returned home from hospital or rehabilitation.
What will the pharmacist do?

The pharmacist will meet with you one-on-one in the clinic to:

  • Conduct a review of all of the medications you are taking to optimize your therapy for effectiveness and safety.
  • Answer any questions you may have about your medications.
  • Make suggestions to your doctor or other health-care provider.
  • Meet with you in the future to follow-up on managing your medication.      

    Any potential changes to your prescription medications will involve your primary care provider.

    Anything discussed becomes a confidential part of your record with the WDFHT.                                    
Preparing for my appointment:

What should I take with me?

  • All of your medications, including prescription, non-prescription, vitamins/supplements, and herbal/natural health products.
  • Any record of allergies of sensitivities to medications.
  • A list of questions that you have for pharmacist.
  • Your OHIP card. Services are covered by OHIP.

    How can I be referred to the pharmacist?
  • You can be referred to the pharmacist by any member of the WDFHT.

As a patient of the WDFHT, there is no additional charge for this service.  We ask you to please respect our cancellation policy and notify the office at lease 24 hours in advance (one business day) if you need to cancel and/or re-book your appointment.
Click here to view our cancellation policy.